Hong Kong Identity

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Identity Politic: July 1st, 2003 Protest

Agenda
1. Introduction
• 1.1. What is identity politic • 1.2. Political events that have affected HK Identity

2. July1st, 2003 protest

3. Conclusion

1.1. What is Identity Politic
• Identity politics: Identity as a politic • Development of identity politic • Past v.s Present

Introduction

July 1st Protest

Conclusion

1.2. Political events that affected HK Identity
Tiananmen Square After WWI: Refugee Identity Mistrust of Chinese Government

Article 23

After 1960: Local HK Identity

1997 Handover

2013

Introduction

July 1st Protest

Conclusion

2. July1st, 2003 protest
• Annual protest led by Civil Human Rights Front • Article 23 • The Hong Kong SAR shall enact laws on its own to prohibit any act of treason, secession, sedition, subversion against the Central People's Government, or theft of state secrets, to prohibit foreign political organizations or bodies from conducting political activities in the Region, and to prohibit political organizations or bodies of the Region from establishing ties with foreign political organizations or bodies

Introduction

July 1st Protest

Conclusion

Concerns
Pros • British government also had repressive acts • e.g Society Ordinance and the Public Order Ordinance Cons • Police is allowed to enter houses and arrest people without warrant/evidence • No freedom of speech • Violation of Article 23 can result in a life term in a prison • Any organization can be banned by PRC Conclusion

Introduction

July 1st Protest

HK people identity
Identity of general HK people • Pragmatism • Individualism • Narrowing gap between HK people/ mainlanders: ambitious, adaptable, practical and clever • Widening gap between HK people/ mainlanders : valuing free speech, press freedom, privacy and equality

Introduction

July 1st Protest

Conclusion

HK people identity
Parties that affect HK people identity HK people identity

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